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Oregon DEQ Announces $3.3 Million in Funding Opportunities for Diesel Reduction Projects

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is seeking applications for diesel reduction projects from public agencies, cities, counties, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and Local Public Agencies (LPA), and school districts in the Portland Metro; Salem-Keizer; Central Lane; Rogue Valley (Medford); Middle Rogue (Grants Pass); Klamath Falls; La Grande; Lakeview; and Oakridge areas.

Non-profit organizations and other private entities are eligible to apply for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement funds if they apply with the local Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Local Public Agencies, municipalities, or counties. For further information on CMAQ requirements for public-private partnerships please see the Section 4.C. of the CMAQ guidance document. DEQ strongly encourages private-public sector collaborations and project proposals.

CMAQ award recipients must provide 20% match of the total project cost using non-federal dollars.

DEQ will award up to $3.3 million over the 2021 – 2023 biennium.

For more information on eligible projects, informational webinar, and timeline, please visit the DEQ CMAQ webpage and review the Request for Applications.